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Cusco, Peru Volunteer Program Now Open

When volunteering abroad with IVHQ in Peru Cusco, volunteers can stay in the beautiful town of Calca, located 50 kilometres from Cusco and at an elevation of 2928 metres above sea level. Calca offers wonderful views of the mountains Pitusiray and Sahuasiray, and close to town you will find the thermal baths of Machccanaha and Minasmoqo. Also close by is the archaeological Inca complex of HuchuyQosqo, perched over a thousand metres of the Sacred Valley.

IVHQ volunteers in Peru Cusco can choose to volunteer in Calca, where they are able to volunteer with mentally and physically disabled children, helping and motivating the children with their daily activities. Volunteers also work with the children, organizing arts and crafts, playing, and assisting with basic physical therapy and helping during mealtimes.

During their volunteer experience abroad on the volunteer in Peru Cusco program, volunteers will stay with local host families, who are very experienced in hosting international volunteers and are welcoming to all our volunteers. The homes are very comfortable with beautiful views and access to camping, hiking and sightseeing. The volunteer host family in Calca is exceptionally friendly and can also organize for volunteers to spend their weekends in Cusco if they prefer to visit the city during their free time.

IVHQ is a popular choice for many volunteers and a recent applicant to the program writes:

“I would like to do some service and I am extremely impressed with IVHQ. Their team is phenomenal and the organization seems exceptional. They are incredibly willing to help me with whatever I need help with and to help me serve the people. They are all about the service.”

Thanks Natalie!

It is always great to receive feedback and reviews from volunteers about their experiences with IVHQ as it helps us to improve our service and ensure our high quality and affordable programs remain at the exceptional standard we pride ourselves on.

 

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